Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Microsoft PowerApps Details, Pros and Cons....

Microsoft PowerApps is very powerful tool.
here are some links to get details on PowerApps

  1. Microsoft Site (PowerApps)
  2. Getting Started.....
  3. Dummies PowerApps
  4. PowerApps Licensing

Below are the Cons and Pros of PowerApps......
PowerApps Cons
PowerApps Pros
- The Apps loaded may not be as fast as normall native apps from Android or iOS (say: 5-10 sec compare to 2-3 sec)
- You can run only One Apps a time unless it is run as Web Apps where you can run multile apps at a time of the same account
- You can't publish into Win Store, Apps Store and Google Play
- PowerApps users must have a valid Work Mail or School Mail to sign-in prior using
- It depends greatly on Internet Connection. Speed does count!
- PowerApps Studio can only be accessed with internet connection
- PowerApps studio, though officially launched in Nov 2016, but there are still several issues or improvement needed to gradually replace others, such as Delegation, Printing, Offline, Independent Apps, etc.

- If you have Excel background & Logic concept, you can easily Make Apps (rather than writing Apps) within seconds as a basic workable apps, using fast track mode, for a CRUD apps
- You can easily connect to most of the common connector in Cloud, such as DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, SQL, as well asMS CDS, which conveniently combines Data Storage & Table Creation (two-in-one)
- You can use Excel and Google Sheet in Cloud for data storage (free) though improvement is still on going and coming soon
- CSS writing is almost not required as PowerApps Studio is, just like PowerPoints, enable drag and drop, change and modify, from within PowerApps Studio environment, exactly like MS Office features.
- HTML codings are supported, though not in full
- All properties are possible to be defined as Context Variable (similar to that of programming where you define Var ....)
- Pages / Screens Navigation are in visible and easily modified
- Apps, can be easily shared among the same domain uses (or organization), with sharing of datasource (for CDS, it is automatically shared), and unshare if you wish to, at anytime



How to Install Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing ?

1. first login to Dynamics 365 Administration Center with admin account.
2. you must be a system admin in Dynamics 365 CE else you will get error as described in my other post ( https://ms-crm-2011-beta.blogspot.com/2019/07/we-couldnt-load-your-user-information.html )
3. Once you logged in , click "APPLICATION" Tab as below
4. you will be installing Dynamics 365 Marketing Application, this will be visible if you have this license.
5. Status of this will be NotConfigured.
6. Then Click Manage as highlighted.
7. here you select the Org and Web Hosting (either your own or Dynamics Portal). this will be used to run your marketing pages and event websites. later you can change as well.

8. once click Continue you will get below Consent and agree agreement screen. need to provide your street address as well which will be used in all marketing emails.
9. Click Setup and then go for a coffee... this will take some  more time, thigh this states it will take around 20 mnts, have patience and wait.. do not feel its hanged or anything, still wait.....
how you know this is completed? go to admin portal -> APPLICATION, the Dynamics Marketing Application status should be "Configured" and the orgname will be amended with Dynamics 365 Marketing Application, then you will see all solution installed in Dynamics 365 CE instance.

the same way you can do it for another instance (ex: Sandbox and Prod). you will see another APPLICATION in list as Dynamics 365 Marketing Application (with out any orgname) and also the status should be "NotConfigured".

If you get any error, let me know.

Hope this helps

Regards,
yes.sudhanshu

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dynamics 365 CRM : Find the Organization ID(s) and Name(s)

to get the info
  1. Log in to Microsoft Dynamics as an admin-level user.
  2. open customization
  3. open Developer Resources
  4. follow as highlighted for Org Name and Org ID

Regards,
yes.sudhanshu

Sunday, July 14, 2019

We couldn't load your user information from the selected Dynamics 365 organization. Please try again. Dynamics 365 Marketing Application Installation

I got "We couldn't load your user information from the selected Dynamics 365 organization. Please try again." message while setting up Dynamics 365 Marketing Application online.
what this says is you are not Dynamics 365 user.
so you must assign a Dynamics 365 CE license and add this to that Dynamics 365 instance and then you should be able to proceed.

this is a known Issue (Prerequisite) as per MS article.... (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/marketing/purchase-setup )



Hope this will help


Regards,
yes.sudhanshu